Opening the Garrett PRO-Pointer AT Z-Lynk. In pictures: what’s inside

Here’s a pictorial review of the Garrett PRO-Pointer AT Z-Lynk teardown. It will surely come in useful for those who will be minded to repair their units themselves. By the way, the probe can be disassembled rather easily. You just should be mindful of pulling the rubber button out, like it is with all Garrett pinpointers, before removing the circuit board. Otherwise, you won’t be able to take the latter out of the probe or will simply damage the rubber grommet. Continue reading

Wireless Nokta Scuba Pointer. NEW 2018 (2 in 1!)

Nokta, the Turkish manufacturer, has rolled out an unusual novelty… Let’s be honest: who believes that manufacturers can surprise us with such thing as a pinpointer? After the launch of a wireless XP Mi-6, as well as a Minelab Pro-Find 35 probe with its discrimination feature, there is nothing that can surprise us anymore. And yet, the Turkish manufacturer did it! Here comes a new product – Nokta Scuba Pointer, the world’s first wireless transformer pinpointer. You surely haven’t seen such a thing before. Continue reading

Minelab Pro-Find 35 vs XP MI-6. Depth comparison

On the one hand, it’s a usual comparative test of the Minelab Pro-Find 35, XP MI-6 and Garrett Pro-Pointer AT probes. All three of these units can be submerged in water, are relatively new (fresh models) and have won definite recognition from treasure hunters. Deservedly or not, this is of no interest to us at the moment. It’s the other side of the coin that is of interest. The XP MI-6 is very often called the extra deep device. But it doesn’t fully reflect the actual situation. Yes, the probe is deep enough, but not so deep that you overpay for it. Moreover, you should be aware that even the most expensive (feature packed, recognized, widely promoted etc.) pinpointers can miss targets. Are you surprised? Take a look at this short test – very informative, +25 to any detectorist’s karma guaranteed. Continue reading

Pinpointer of the future (NEW 2018). You’ll be finger searching!

This blog contains some posts about smart metal detectors of the future, and it’s definitely a good thing. But why today is nobody speaking about a smart pinpointer, or at least the one of the future? As it’s an open question which of these two will become smarter first. So, let’s take a look at… I don’t even know how to call it properly. This probe can’t be called smart, but surely nobody will argue that it’s a unit that has come from the future. Just imagine: you put the pinpointer on your finger like a usual ring and turn into a hero – Detectorist-Man. Just look at this interesting and unexpected solution, you certainly haven’t seen such a conceptual idea before: Continue reading

Fake Garrett Pro-Pointer AT. Careful, it doesn’t work!

The owners of fake Garrett Pro-Pointer AT complained that… they hadn’t been about to buy a counterfeit Garrett product – it was sold as authentic, maybe a little bit cheaper. So be careful – fake Garrett devices are mainly not personally handed from a seller to a customer but are pushed when it’s a purchase with a delivery option. And it’s impossible, much less just by looking at a picture, to distinguish at once between the fake and original unit. Everything looks similar, the counterfeit probe has even better package appearance. Well, you should know this Chinese approach… And it’s just the minute details because of which you can discern the difference. Half of all fake pinpointers don’t work at all, and even those that are operational fall far short of the authentic product. Moreover, all of them can’t be submerged in water as they leak right on the first submersion (the original is waterproof). Here are the pics (+ what’s inside the fake Garrett Pro-Pointer AT): Continue reading

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